VIU launches research centre focused on brain health, trauma

Vancouver Island University has launched the Centre for Trauma and Mental Health Research (CTMHR), a centre that focuses on developing approaches to prevent, detect, and treat trauma and related mental health issues. The centre includes researchers from fields including health sciences, chemistry, and kinesiology, who will focus on improving the quality of life of those affected by trauma and mental health issues. Undergraduate and graduate students will also be involved in the centre’s research through volunteer and paid positions. “This new research centre will enable VIU faculty pursuing cutting-edge research related to trauma and mental health to collaborate with one another and external partners to address pressing issues in society,” said VIU AVP of Research and Graduate Studies Dr Nicole Vaugeois.